Average Police Officer Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

$42,940
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The average salary for a Police Officer in Atlanta, Georgia is $42,940.
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$38k
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$43k
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$61k
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MEDIAN $42,940
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$38k - $61k
Total Pay
$37k - $68k

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Job Description for Police Officer

Police Officer Tasks
  • Patrol neighborhoods to prevent and stop crimes and threats to safety.
  • Coordinate community work and outreach and offer educational services.
  • Arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence, and testify about cases.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.

Career Paths

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Police Officer
Police Sergeant
Security Officer
Police Chief
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Police Officer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Leadership, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Training and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,041 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,722 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,808.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 76.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (68.7% more) and New York, New York (47.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 54 survey responses.
Early Career
31.5%
Mid Career
29.6%
Experienced
25.9%
Late Career
13.0%